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The Daedalus Quartet - presented by Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series
Gualala Arts Center
Gualala, CA
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The Daedalus Quartet - presented by Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series
Chamber Music presents: Min-Young Kim and Matilda Kaul on violins; Jessia Thompson on viola; and Thomas Kraines, cello.
Chamber Music Concert

Praised by The New Yorker as a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets, the Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles. Since winning the top prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2001, the Daedalus Quartet has impressed critics and listeners alike with the security, technical finish, interpretive unity, and sheer gusto of its performances.

The quartet is made up of members Min-Young Kim and Matilda Kaul on violins; Jessia Thompson on viola; and Thomas Kraines, cello.

The program for the Gualala Arts Center performance includes Janacek1 Kreutzer sonata, Anna Weesner, The Space Between (2008), and Beethoven, ) Op. 18, No. 4.

The New York Times has praised the Daedalus Quartets insightful and vibrant Haydn, the impressive intensity of their Beethoven, their luminous Berg, and the riveting focus of their Dutilleux. The Washington Post in turn has acclaimed their performance of Mendelssohn for its rockets of blistering virtuosity, while the Houston Chronicle has described the silvery beauty of their Schubert and the magic that hushed the audience when they played Ravel, the Boston Globe the finesse and fury of their Shostakovich, the Toronto Globe and Mail the thrilling revelation of their Hindemith, and the Cincinnati Enquirer the tremendous emotional power of their Brahms.

Since its founding the Daedalus Quartet has performed in many of the worlds leading musical venues; in the United States and Canada these include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (Great Performers series), the Library of Congress, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Bostons Gardner Museum, as well as on major series in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. Abroad the ensemble has been heard in such famed locations as the Musikverein in Vienna, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and in leading venues in Japan.

The Daedalus Quartet has won plaudits for its adventurous exploration of contemporary music, most notably the compositions of Elliott Carter, George Perle, György Kurtág and György Ligeti. Among the works the ensemble has premiered is David Hornes Flight from the Labyrinth, commissioned for the Quartet by the Caramoor Festival; Fred Lerdahls Third String Quartet, commissioned by Chamber Music America; and Lawrence Dillons String Quartet No. 4, commissioned by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts.  In 2013, the Fromm Foundation awarded a commission to the Daedalus Quartet and composer Huck Hodge; the quartet will premiere Hodges new work, based on the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, Carl Jung, and the contemporary Buddhist poet Ko Un, in April 2016.

The Quartet has also collaborated with some of the worlds finest instrumentalists: these include pianists Marc-André Hamelin, Simone Dinnerstein, Awadagin Pratt, Joyce Yang, and Benjamin Hochman; clarinetists Paquito DRivera, Ricardo Morales, and Alexander Fiterstein; and violists Roger Tapping and Donald Weilerstein.

To date, the Quartet has forged associations with some of Americas leading classical music and educational institutions: Carnegie Hall, through its European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO) Rising Stars program; and Lincoln Center, which appointed the Daedalus Quartet as the Chamber Music Society Two quartet for 2005-07. The Daedalus Quartet has served as Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania since 2006. In 2007, the Quartet was awarded Lincoln Centers Martin E. Segal Award. The Quartet won Chamber Music Americas Guarneri String Quartet Award, which funded a three-year residency in Suffolk County, Long Island from 2007-2010.

Tickets are $25 advance, $5 more day of performance;
youth 7-17 admitted free with adult.

To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.


Gualala Arts Center (View)
46501 Old State Hwy
Gualala, CA 95445
United States


Music > Classical

Minimum Age: 7
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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